Blitzed by Bejeweled

On December 23rd I made the mistake of asking my daughter what game she was playing on her iPhone. “Bejeweled,” she replied. “Want to play?” Frankly, she should know better than to entice me into something so addictive. I had been perfectly happy up to that point not knowing what…

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Everyone Should Have A Son

Amendment to above statement: Everyone should have a son like mine. The poor kid. He was the first, the oldest, our guinea pig because new parents know nothing, absolutely nothing about raising children. I look back at all the mistakes I made with him, the regret I have about things…

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In The Eyes of the World

If you can’t be beautiful, develop a great smile If you can’t be thin, be healthy If you can’t be clever, be kind If you can’t be famous, be humble If you hate lies, speak the truth If you’re filled with self-pity, learn to be thankful If you can’t give…

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Job Opportunities Available

Federal Government Job Opportunities will exist for qualified individuals in the next election cycle.  You could be right for one of these jobs!  See partial list of preferred qualifications below: College degree preferred but not required.  We are especially interested in those applicants with law degrees or who have held…

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Interesting Headlines

What’s the most interesting news headline you saw today?  Bonus: Do you read the news every day? Or do you find it not worth your time? Why? #postaweek2011 I think the only headline I saw today was while I was in Red Brick Pizza waiting for my pizza and CNN…

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Algebra Trauma

Describe the worst teacher you ever had.  (I think this should be describe the BEST teacher you ever had.  Or maybe both.) Wow.  The first teacher I thought of was the guy who taught algebra when I was a freshman in high school.  I think he was old then, but…

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The Town Where I Grew Up

Describe the town where you grew up.  (Another WordPress Post-a-Week topic.) Here’s the problem I have with this topic.  I didn’t grow up in any one place.  Our family moved and moved and moved.  And then we moved again.  I started out life in a tiny town in Missouri, then…

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Grab a Sentence

“He named the land “Earth” and the water which had come together he named “Sea.” His beloved people forgot to respect the earth and the sea He created and the earth and the sea retaliated against them. The first sentence is from the Bible, which happened to be the book…

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Defining Friendship

How do you define the word friend?  Oh, I want to look this up in the dictionary, so bad, just to see what it defines as a friend.   Probably says something like “a companion” or someone unrelated to you whom you enjoy spending time with or have something in common…

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The Trouble with “Low” Morale

It’s come to my attention recently that morale is low in the workplace.  A couple of my fellow worker bees had to tell me such was the case because I had absolutely no idea we suffered from low morale.  What is this?  Where does it come from? My dictionary defines…

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